The devastated mother of a little boy who died falling from an upstairs window said she had only turned her back for just four minutes.
The two-year-old was found lying on the pavement of Fairburn Road, in Tuebrook, Liverpool, with a head injury on November 17.
Last night the toddlers family made the heartbreaking decision to turn off his life support at Adler Hey Childrens Hospital.
Now his mother, who does not wished to be named, has spoken out about the horrific incident.
She had been visiting a friend with her son, who was playing with another two-year-old boy and an eight-year-old girl in the house.
My friend asked me to look after the kids while she went to Asda and in that time the front door was locked, she told the Liverpool Echo.
We are not drug taking people or alcoholics – we live respectable lives and its a nice house.
I went upstairs with another two-year-old who my son has known for a year and half nearly.
There were two two-year-olds playing in a toy room upstairs.
The family living in the home had previously realised that a lock on the toy room window was broken but it had not yet been fixed.
The distraught mother explained that she did not know there were issues with the window when she left the room for just four minutes.
The children play in there but the lock needed to be fixed. I didnt know this. My son got on a rocking horse, she said.
The eight-year-old was downstairs building a gingerbread house. She shouted for me to come and hold the roof for her.
In those three to four minutes I thought the two children were left in a safe environment in the toy room.
What I didnt know was the lock on the window was broken.
She added that that the window had been firmly shut when she left the two children.
Merseyside Police confirmed that the boy had died this morning.
Earlier this week officers stated that they were carrying out an investigation into the childs fall.
Merseyside Police can confirm it is carrying out an investigation on behalf of the coroner following the death of a two-year-old boy in Liverpool, they said in a statement.
Officers are working to establish the circumstances of what happened. It is believed the boy may have fallen from an upstairs window.
They are particularly appealing for a woman, believed to be aged in her 50s, who came to the assistance of the boy.
Specialist family liaison officers are supporting the childs family and a post-mortem will be carried out to establish the cause of death.